Brussels, 23 November 2023 – PingCAP is the newest member of the EU Cloud CoC General Assembly. This addition further expands the initiative’s membership constellation, fostering cohesion and accountability across the international cloud environment.
Given the persistent challenges when it comes to GDPR implementation, approved codes of conduct appear as key tools to specify regulatory requirements, fomenting transparency and trust. Such instruments have the potential to enable the harmonization of effective technical and organizational measures and by that to ensure the protection of data subjects.
As a pioneering initiative, the EU Cloud CoC has been successfully concretizing the benefits of codes of conduct in the cloud environment since its approval by European data protection authorities in 2021. In this context, the Code has established a benchmark that largely supports cloud users to make well-informed decisions while creating the necessary guidance for providers to efficiently operate.
Today, PingCAP joins the Code’s General Assembly and showcases its commitment to ensuring the robust protection of personal data as well as to actively contribute to the building of trust in the cloud. This milestone attests to the added value of this tool and to its capacity to gather a broad and diverse industry around a common – and crucial – goal.
Addressing this achievement, Ed Huang, Co-Founder & CTO of PingCAP, states:
“We are honored to join the authoritative EU Cloud CoC General Assembly. This is an important step in PingCAP’s commitment to data privacy and security for our global customers.”
Gabriela Mercuri, Managing Director of SCOPE Europe, added:
“The EU Cloud CoC General Assembly is a truly unique ecosystem that has shown over the past years an outstanding dedication to the development and implementation of effective industry standards. As our community welcomes PingCAP, we celebrate the continuous growth and increasing impact of this leading initiative.”
About the EU Cloud Code of Conduct
The EU Cloud Code of Conduct is an approved and fully legally operational Code of Conduct pursuant to Article 40 GDPR. Defining clear requirements for Cloud Service Providers to implement Article 28 GDPR, the Code covers all cloud service layers (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), has its compliance overseen by an accredited